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RGPV B.E first year chemistry syllabus

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This article gives the RGPV syllabus, list of practicals and reference book details for B.E 1st year of the subject Engineering Chemistry.

RGPV Engineering Chemistry syllabus of B.E first year

The Engineering Chemistry is common for both the groups A & B.

The theory is allotted a maximum marks of 100, out of which 70 marks is from the end semester.

And 20 marks for mid semester. The mid semester marks are an average of 2 mid sem tests. The rest 10 marks are kept for the internal quiz/assesments given by the college.

The practical is for 50 marks out of which 30 marks is from end sem , 10 marks is from assignment sessional and 10 from the lab work sessional.

The syllabus is as follows:

Unit I
Sources, Impurities, Hardness & its units, Industrial water characteristics, softening of water by
various methods (Exrernal & Internal treatment), Boiler trouble causes, effect &
remedies, Characteristics of municipal water & its treatment, Numerical problems based on
softening methods.

Unit II
Fossil fuels & classification, Calorific value, Determination of calorific value by Bomb
calorimeter Proximate and Ultimate analysis of coal and their significance, calorific
value Computation based on ultimate analysis data, Carbonization, Manufacturing of
coke & recovery of by products. Cracking of higher Hydrocarbons & mechanism of
cracking, Knocking, relationship between' knocking & structure of hydrocarbon,
improvement of anti knocking characteristics of IC engine fuels, Diesel engine fuels,
Cetane number, combustion and it related numerical problems.

Unit III
Introduction, Mechanism of lubrication, Classification of lubricants, Properties and
Testing of lubricating oils, Numerical problems based on testing methods.
Manufacture , IS-code, Setting and hardening of cement, Refractory : Introduction,
classification and properties of refractories .

Unit IV
Introduction, types and classification of polymerization, Reaction
Mechanism, Natural & Synthetic Rubber; Vulcanization of Rubber, Preparation,
Properties & uses of the following- Polythene, PVC, PMA, PMMA, Teflon, Poly
acrylonitrile, PVA, Nylon, Nylon 6:6, Terylene, Phenol formaldehyde, Urea -
Formaldehyde Resin, Glyptal, Silicone Resin, Polyurethanes; Butyl Rubber, Neoprene,
Buna N, Buna S. Flow sheet manufacturing diagram of Nylon 6:6 & Decoran.

Unit V
Introduction, Principle, Instrumentation and applications of IR, NMR,UV, Visible,Gas
Chromatography, Lambert's and Beer's Law
Alkalinity, hardness ( Complexo-metric ), Chloride, Free chlorine, DO, BOD and COD, Numerical
problems based on above techniques.

Engineering Chemistry Practical
NOTE: At least 10 of the following core experiments must be performed during the session.
1. Water Testing
(i) Determination of Total hardness by Complexometric titration method.
(ii) Determination of mixed alkalinity
(a) OH
& C03
- -
(b) C03
- - & HCO3
(iii) Chloride ion estimation by Argentometric method.

2. Fuels & lubricant testing:
(i) Flash & fire points determination by
a) Pensky Martin Apparatus,
b) Abel's Apparatus,
c) Cleveland's open cup Apparatus.
d) Calorific value by bomb calorimeter
(ii) Viscosity and Viscosity index determination by
a) Redwood viscometer No.1
b) Redwood viscometer No.2
(iii) Proximate analysis of coal
a) Moisture content
b) Ash content
c) Volatile matter content
c) Carbon residue
(iv) Steam emulsification No & Anline point determination
(v) Cloud and Pour point determination of lubricating oil

3. Alloy Analysis
(i) Determination of percentage of Fe in an iron alloy by redox titration using N-Phenyl
anthranilic acid as internal indicator.
(ii) Determination of Cu and or Cr in alloys by Iodometric Titration.

Reference Books:
1. Chemistry for Environmental Engineering - Sawyer, McCarty and Parkin – McGraw Hill,
2. Engineering Chemistry - B.K. Sharma, Krishna Publication.
3. A Text Book of Engineering Chemistry - S. S. Dara & A.K. Singh, S. Chand Publication.
4. Applied Chemistry - Theory and Practice, O.P. Viramani, A.K. Narula, New Age Pub.
5. Polymer Science – Ghosh, Tata McGraw Hill.

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